Certain St. Thomas brand Bottled Seafood Products may contain dangerous bacteria
- Starting date:
- April 13, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Updated Health Hazard Alert
- Microbiological - Clostridium botulinum
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- St-Thomas Fish Market Inc.
- National, New Brunswick
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
Ottawa, April 13, 2013 - The public warning issued on April 6, 2013 has been updated to include additional products because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Previously identified products included in this recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the St. Thomas brand bottled seafood products described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
These products have been distributed in New Brunswick and may have been distributed in other provinces.
The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
|Brand name||Common name||Additional info|
|St.Thomas||Lobster||All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011|
|St.Thomas||Bar Clams||All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011|
|St.Thomas||Bar Clam Stew||All sizes and codes made on or after January 4, 2011|
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Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die. For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.